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Electronic recycling

Residents in need of a Curbside Electronic Recycling Collection please contact Roy Strom Refuse Removal Service at (708) 344-5000 to schedule a collection. Do not place electronic items at the curb until the day of your scheduled electronics day collection. Please have items out by 7:00AM on the day of your scheduled electronics collection day. Payment for collection will be made over the phone with a credit card and will be charged upon collection.

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Don't Throw Away Your Electronics... Recycle Them!

The State of Illinois has mandated that effective January 1, 2012, certain electronics may no longer be disposed of in landfills. Therefore, River Forest residents will no longer be able to place any of the following electronic products in their refuse or recycling for disposal:

  • Televisions
  • Computer monitors
  • Printers and scanners
  • Computers (including tablet computers)
  • Keyboards and other computer components (mice, speakers, etc)
  • Facsimile machines
  • VCRs and DVD players
  • Portable digital music players
  • CD Players and stereo components
  • Video game consoles
  • Small-scale servers
  • Digital converter boxes, cable and satellite receivers
  • Cell Phones
  • Cordless Phones

Burr Ridge Public Works

As of September 22, 2016, all residents within the West Cook County Solid Waste Agency Region (which includes River Forest) will be able to drop off Electronics at the Village of Burr Ridge Public Works Department.

The address for drop-off is: 451 Commerce Street, Burr Ridge, IL. The site is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 am until 3:00 pm and staff will be available to assist with the unloading of items. Please click on the link below to read further information about what items will be accepted at the site. There will be a charge for all CRT, Flat Screens, Projection TV's, and Monitors:

Under 21 inch screen = $25.00 per unit 

21-inch screen & over = $35.00 per unit

Cash or Credit Card are accepted but not checks.  Payment can be made in advance at http://recycle.eworksesi.org.

More information about the West Cook County Solid Waste Agency Electronic Recycling Program.

Electronic waste collection sites

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency provides a comprehensive list of registered residential electronic waste collection sites.

Consumers can also contact electronic device retailers for information about other recycling programs that may be available from time to time.